Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- United States President Joe Biden has stated that there will be no change in their security commitments to Israel.
Biden answered questions from reporters during a press conference following a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
"There will be no peace until countries in the region recognize Israel's right to exist as an independent Jewish state," Biden said in a statement.
Responding to recent comments about U.S. support for Israel and criticism by some Democratic circles of $735 million in arms sales, Biden said, "There is no change in my commitments to Israel's security. We still need a two-state solution in the region, it will be the only solution to the problems."
"I also told the Israelis that they need to stop the inter-communal conflict in Jerusalem," Biden said in a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who said he would also support them for the security of the West Bank.